BW M-Tennis Beats Div. II Walsh, 6-3, to Stay Unbeaten at 12-0
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA -- The Baldwin Wallace University men’s tennis team defeated NCAA Division II Walsh University, 6-3, this morning (Tuesday, March 5, 2012) on the third day of its Annual Spring Break Trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The victory kept the Yellow Jackets unbeaten this season. In addition, BW also plays unbeaten, 5-0 Trine (Ind.) University this evening at 6:30 p.m.
With its victory, BW is now 12-0 this season, including a 4-0 record down south, a 2-0 record last fall and a 6-0 slate during the winter portion of its schedule. Walsh is now 5-4 overall.
Walsh gained a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition, but the Yellow Jackets stung back for five victories in the six singles matches to gain the victory and stay undefeated.
In singles play, junior No.2 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) won by the scores of 7-5 and 7-5, senior No.3 player Kyle Patterson (Wooster/ Triway) won by the scores of 6-1 and 6-1, senior No.4 player Alexandre Bourdiaux (Paris, FRANCE/Lycee Saint Dominique) won by the scores of 6-2 and 7-5, junior No.5 player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) won by the scores of 6-4, 3-6 and 1-0, including 10-6 in the third-set tie-breaker and junior No.6 player Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y. Maple Grove) won by the scores of 6-3 and 6-1. In doubles action, the No.2 tandem of Horvath and Beaton won by an 8-6 tally.
Horvath’s victory was the 55th of his career. He is now 55-11 overall and is now tied for 14th all time with Bryan Barunek (1999-2002) and Jason Griest (1994-97). Horvath also has one more year of eligibility remaining.
The victory against Walsh gives BW veteran Head Coach and former Academic All-American Brian Rector 397 career wins and runs his career record to an amazing 397-83 in 23 seasons. Rector is the winningest tennis coach in Ohio Athletic Conference and Ohio collegiate tennis history.
Following tonight’s match versus Trine, the Yellow Jackets play their final match of the trip against 2011 NCAA Division III National Tournament participant Elizabethtown (Pa.) College at 12:30 p.m.
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FINAL SCORE: Baldwin Wallace -- 6, Walsh -- 3
1. Diego Yung (W) defeated Alex Trzeciak (BW), 6-1, 6-0
2. Joe Horvath (BW) Mark Innes (W), 7-5, 7-5
3. Kyle Patterson (BW) Jonathan Esber (W), 6-1, 6-1
4. Alex Bourdiaux (BW) Louis Thomas (W), 6-2, 7-5
5. Alex Kearney (BW) Curtis Kugler (W), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
6. Tyler Beaton (BW) def. Jarred Gable (W), 6-3, 6-1
1. Esber/ Innes (W) def. Trzeciak/ Bourdiaux (BW), 8-4
2. Horvath/ Beaton (BW) def. Thomas/ Yung (W), 8-6
3. Kugler/ Chase Pucci (W) def. Taylor Long/ Patterson (BW), 9-7